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5 Things to Consider When Reapplying to Medical School
April 17, 2018
Don't give up. If you didn't get into medical school on your first attempt--or even second or third--don't let it get you down. If at first you don't succeed, try again. And keep trying. Let's take a closer look at five strategies to consider when reapplying to medical school.

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What Med Students Need to Know about #MeToo
April 9, 2018
While the entertainment industry may claim the spotlight when it comes to sexual harassment and assault in the workplace and the #MeToo movement, other industries are far from immune. One sector which may not elicit as much media attention? Healthcare. And yet, according to research by the Center f...

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A Brief History of WHO for Medical Students
April 7, 2018
It's a big day for the World Health Organization (WHO). Not only is the organization celebrating its 70th anniversary, but April 7 is also the annual observation of World Health Day, which promotes global health awareness. We can think of no better time to highlight the vital work of WHO than now....

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What Med Students Need To Know About Religion
March 26, 2018
Religious issues in our society regularly appear in the news. As med students, you need to be aware that religion may play a big role—or a small role—in your patients’ lives. You also need to acknowledge the role it plays or doesn’t play in your own life. Let’s take a closer look at some w...

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Five Things Medical Students Need to Know About Happiness
March 19, 2018
When we think of medical students, many adjectives come to mind. Stressed. Dedicated. Busy. Smart. Driven. Overwhelmed. One that may not make the initial list? Happy. And yet acknowledging the importance of happiness just may be a critical part of being a good doctor -- both regarding doctors’ own...

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What You Need To Know About Culinary Medicine
March 12, 2018
It's in the news: food is medicine. That food plays a role in health shouldn't come as a surprise, but little has changed in how aspiring physicians learn about it. Some diseases--like diabetes and some heart conditions--are directly related to nutritional issues in patients. Let's take a closer loo...

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Five Things Healthcare Students Should Know About Emotional Support Animals
March 6, 2018
From child-biting dogs to peacocks named Dexter to a wrongly flushed hamster, emotional support animals (ESA) have been in the news a lot lately. With so much (and sometimes negative) buzz, future healthcare professionals may be trying to sort fact from fiction when it comes to ESAs and what they o...

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4 Ways To Make Medical School Less Expensive
February 24, 2018
Yes, medical school is an investment in your future, but it's also expensive. Not interested in paying off insane amount of debt for the next couple of decades? Let's take a closer look at four ways to make medical school less expensive.

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Why Medical Students Should Learn Languages
February 21, 2018
Happy International Mother Language Day! This annual observation is dedicated to promoting linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism -- which also makes it a great time to highlight how learning a second (or third) language can be advantageous to medical students. From classical language...

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Five Things You Should Know About Traditional Chinese Medicine
February 16, 2018
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is having a major moment. Once relegated to the fringes of contemporary medicine and largely disregarded by proponents of the Western way, this approach -- which comprises acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other mind and body practices -- has been growing in global...

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April 18, 2018

The annual UK Youth Index reveals the less than auspicious news that young Brits are unhappier than they’ve ever been. However, there’s a light in...


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April 11, 2018

Experts have long attested to the many benefits of plant-based diets. Now comes news that four Brazilian cities have committed to being 100 percent pl...


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April 5, 2018

Every year on the occasion of the Qingming Festival in China, people pay tribute to the dead. Also known as “Tomb Sweeping Day,” the holiday has s...